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MWKA Esports Law Meta: Edoping – The Plague in Esports (Part 1)

By Richard Wee, Lesley Lim, Bryan Boo and Vincent Lim
 

With esports tournaments having massive prize pools, it is no wonder that some players employ unsavory means to have a share of that money. One such method is edoping. Generally, the mere mention of the word “doping” in sports will invoke memories of drug cheats such…

SPORTS SHORTS: DOPE DIVING

By Lesley Lim and Vincent Lim
*A short commentary of the recent doping case of Wendy Ng Yan Yee*

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The blow, when it came, was disastrous. Wendy Ng Yan Yee, national diver at the KL 2017 SEA Games, was plunged into anguish. Her gold medal in the women’s 3m springboard individual event was taken away, threatening…

MWKA Esports Law Meta: 3 Grappling Legal Issues in Esports

by Richard Wee, Lesley Lim, Bryan Boo & Vincent Lim

 
The evolution of esports from its inception to a world-wide phenomenon is truly fascinating. What began as just a few friends playing against each other on the computer or a gaming console has today become multi-million dollar tournaments such as The International 2017, boasting a total…

Rail: More efficient transport will reduce logistics costs and boost trade

by Raymond Mah, Gan Chong Chieh
China’s high-speed trains have been sold to 102 countries and regions. $18 billion worth of high-speed rail-related agreements were signed last year alone, up 40 percent from a year earlier.
A big part of this push to build more state-of-the-art rail infrastructure is the result of the ambitious Belt and Road…

SEA Games 2017: 3 Sports Law issues you may wish to know about

by Richard Wee, Lesley Lim, Justine Tong
Every two years, South East Asia hosts a regional sports carnival better known as the Southeast Asian Games (SEA Games). The Southeast Asian Games originated from the South East Asian Peninsula Games (SEAP Games). The SEAP Games was conceptualised by Luang Sukhum Nayaoradit, former Vice President of the Thailand…

Companies Act 2016: Effective 31 January 2017

In accordance with the federal gazette issued on 26.1.2017, Dato’ Seri Hamzah bin Zainudin, Minister of Domestic Trade, Co-operatives and Consumerism and Suruhanjaya Syarikat Malaysia (“SSM”) has announced that the Companies Act 2016 will be implemented effective 31st January 2017 (with the exception of section 241 and Division 8 of Part III). Download Companies Act 2016 here.
To facilitate the…

Axiata Arena

By Richard Wee, Lesley Lim and Vincent Lim
 
Alongside the growth of the sports industry in recent times, there has been a trend for corporations and individuals of means to invest in sport stadiums through naming rights, a form of collaboration between two parties resulting in a company name being synonymous with a sporting team for…

Sports Law Conference 2016

 
The Sports Law Conference 2016 was held recently at the Kuala Lumpur Regional Centre for Arbitration (“KLRCA”) on 8 December 2016. MahWengKwai & Associates (“MWKA”) is proud to be associated with this annual event, not only as one of the sponsors, but also having our Partner and Head of the Sports Law Practice Group, Mr…

Construction Adjudication in Malaysia – Faster and Cheaper Dispute Resolution

by Raymond Mah
 
The real estate market and the construction industry are interrelated, with improvements and progress in one having a positive impact on the other. The introduction of the Construction Industry Payment and Adjudication Act 2012 (“CIPA Act” or “Act”) represents a significant development in the construction industry. It is hoped by the government and…

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